House plants are the easiest way to jazz up and inject life (literally) into your home. Plus, it’s a popular trend among millennials nowadays—just check out #houseplantclub and #plantshelfie on Instagram.
They’re not only pleasing to the eye and calming to the mind, indoor plants are great for your health too.
For one, plants purify the air by removing harmful substances such as benzene, formaldehyde and ammonia. This ability was studied by America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in its Clean Air Study, conducted in the late 1980s, when the agency was looking for ways to clean the air in its space stations.
Additionally, a study published last year by the UK’s Royal Horticultural Society found that because of transpiration (when plants lose water through their leaves), certain indoor plants can significantly increase the moisture in the air. This helps us alleviate dry skin, especially if the air-conditioner is always switched on. Need some tips on which plants are best for your home?
Look no further, we have five right here to consider for your home:
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Text: Therese Tay
Additional Text: Zoe Zeng